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feint (verb), feints; feinted; feinting
1. To pretend to make a movement; especially, to trick an opponent in a sport or a fight.
2. A deceptive action made to disguise what is really intended.
3. A mock attack by a military force which is intended to draw the enemy's attention away from the real objective.
4. Etymology: from French feinte, "a feint, a sham"; an abstract noun from Old French feint, (13th century) "false, deceitful"; originally the past participle verb form of feindre.
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